Marc McLaughlin, AICP, GISP Director of Community Development
Marc McLaughlin, AICP, GISP Director of Community Development

New Business WorksheetThe Community Development Department provides services to residents, businesses and developers related to maintaining, developing and improving private property. 

The Department is responsible for building permits & inspections, code enforcement, economic development, floodplain management, and long and short term planning & zoning

The Department works in partnership with the South Elgin Economic Development Council (S.E.E.D.) on many economic development initiatives. Visit the new business page and join us in welcoming these businesses to South Elgin.

The Community Development Department web pages provide many documents, guides and applications. Visit the department forms and applications, building permit applications and planning and zoning applications pages to download the appropriate application for your project. Approved minutes of the Planning and Zoning Commission and the Official Zoning Map are also available online.   

The Department is currently developing the Unified Development Ordinance and implementing the Village Center Master Plan, Transit Improvement Plan, Bike and Pedestrian Mobility Plan and 2030 Comprehensive Plan.  Visit for more information!